1LT Kennard Errol “Ken / Kenny” Svanoe

1LT Kennard Errol “Ken / Kenny” Svanoe

Birth
Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Jun 1969 (aged 24)
Vietnam
Burial Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 94041394 · View Source
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In Loving Memory of ... 1LT. KENNARD ERROL SVANOE.
*** Kennard is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fremont,OH. DFC AM PH - Posted by: Robert Sage, Monday, August 8, 2011


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in me, your brother, sisters and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


KENNARD ERROL SVANOE - Air Force - 1LT - O2
Age: 24
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Mar 29, 1945
From: FREMONT, OH
Religion: LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Sigvard Christian Berg Svanoe (1913 - 2008) and Mother, Mildred Catherine Stover Svanoe (1922 - 2004)of Fremont, Oh. Sisters, Karen, Karol.

* Father: Sigvard Christian Berg Svanoe
Birth: Apr. 18, 1913 - Death: Mar. 3, 2008
* Mother: Mildred Catherine Stover Svanoe
Birth: Apr. 10, 1922, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Death: Mar. 7, 2004, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.

***** Sasha Westgate - Niece, Cleveland, OH
I was adopted from Korea by Kenny's Sister (Karen) in 1985. I also have an Aunt, another sister of Kenny's, named Karol. Millie Svanoe, Kenny's Mom, recently passed in March of 2004. His father, Sigvard Svanoe, is still alive at age 91. I am presently in my second year of college and my mother taught me to play piano and harp, as we have always been a musical family. I also played soccer throughout high school, like Uncle Kenny did during his school years.

***** Ken's family were members of my church in Fremont, Ohio. When I was 6 years old, I contracted what was eventually diagnosed as encephalitis and I was quite sick and unable to walk. Though Ken and I never met, he had a collection of children's classics books sent to me. A year or so later, he was shot down and killed in Vietnam. I still remember well going to his funeral. His kind act made a lifelong impression on me and I think of him every Memorial Day. RIP Ken Svanoe.
Dave Might
May. 29, 2017



1LT - O2 - Air Force - Regular
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 15, 1969
Casualty was on Jun 2, 1969
PersonID - 19673780
Graduation - 1967
KIA Date - 6/2/1969
Squadron - CS 23
High School - Ross HS
High School Activities - Football, Student Council President, Honor Society, Eagle Scout
Academy Experiences - Soccer, Ski Club, Dean's List
Academic Degree Major - BS - USAFA

Active Duty Assignments - Pilot Training, Pilot O-2A
KIA Conflict - Vietnam
Combat Information - Covey FAC, 0-2A, 20th Tac Air Spt Sq, 504th Tac Air Spt Gp, Danang AB, RVN. Supporting 101st Airborne Division from Chu Lai at LZ Bayonet.
Killed In Action Mission - Acft shot down by small arms fire 20 NM northwest of Danang
Next of Kin - Mr & Mrs Sig Svanoe (parents)
Aeronautical Speciality Rating - Pilot
Notable Decoration Awards - 1 PH
Comments - Honored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was recovered
Panel 23W - Line 48


1Lt Kennard E Svanoe (KIA)
Capt Jackie L Dickens (KIA)



1Lt Kennard E Svanoe was flying O-2A S/N 67-21319 with Captain Jackie L. Dickens when it was shot down 20 miles northwest of Da Nang in Thua Thien Province South Vietnam.

They were supporting the 101st Airborne Division.

The crew was controlling an air strike on enemy buildings and both men died in the crash of their aircraft, a fact verified by an Army helicopter crew who later reached the site.





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FORWARD AIR CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
PERSONALIZED TRIBUTES TO THE FACs KILLED IN ACTION

Kennard Errol Svanoe
Killed In Action 2 June 1969

First Lieutenant Kennard Errol Svanoe was from Fremont, Ohio and born on 29 March 1945. He was 24 and single when he died. He was a Covey Forward Air Controller assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. He was further assigned to Chu Lai at LZ Bayonet. He was flying O-2A S/N 67-21319 with Captain Jackie L. Dickens when it was shot down 20 miles northwest of Da Nang in Thua Thien Province South Vietnam. They were supporting the 101st Airborne Division. Lt. Svanoe had 1 year of service and served 49 days in combat. His body was recovered and his name is located at 23W 048 on the Vietnam Memorial.
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SVANOE, Kennard E.
Class of 1967
First Lieutenant
- killed on 2 June 1969 as an O-2A pilot on a FAC mission in South Vietnam when his plane was downed by hostile fire
- member of the 29th Tactical Air Support Squadron at the time
- received National Merit Scholarship letter of commendation prior to Academy
- as a cadet, made the Dean's List
- name is on the USAFA War Memorial

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  • Created by: Eddieb
  • Added: 22 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94041394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Kennard Errol “Ken / Kenny” Svanoe (29 Mar 1945–2 Jun 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94041394, citing Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .